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Good to meet you…author Heather Greenis

Today my visitor arrives to beautiful blue skies and warm sunshine.  It’s the perfect summer’s day.  So perfect, in fact, that I wonder if we are both dreaming.  My guest, Heather Greenis, is an expert dreamer, and has the uncanny ability to manipulate her dreams, and to remember them in extensive detail.  It was a dream which provided the inspiration for her latest novel.

Dream or not, I’m enjoying Heather’s visit very much!

author interview, romance, dreams, novels, booksWhere do you live, Heather?  I’m Canadian. Born and raised in Ontario.

Thanks for coming all the way to Yorkshire :)  And where is your favourite place in the world? I’m going to get philosophical with this one. Every place is unique and special in it’s own way, but it’s the surrounding, experiences and people that make it truly special. I love travelling, but wouldn’t enjoy it without a companion.

If I’m alone put me in a park with a small lake or river, the sounds of birds, chipmunks and squirrels, and a good book to read.  I would appreciate the location in a different way if at an outdoor concert, surrounded by screaming fans.

I love water, rocks and mountains but also appreciate interesting architecture.

Your park sounds a great place.  Do you know, I have no idea what a chipmunk sounds like?  We don’t have them in the UK.  In our local park you mainly hear kids playing cricket and football!

Being a writer is a great job.  What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?  Ugh, you’re taking me back. My second job. I was in grade 10 and got a job in a small independent bakery.  Enjoyed the retail end, waiting on clients, but back then, donuts were hand dipped in honey. Not as great as it sounds.  The donuts were dipped while hot. We didn’t use tongs. I was certain I would lose the skin off my fingertips as I picked up the donuts, one in each and put them into the honey, flipped them over and set them on a tray to drip. Hot hot hot. I worked there for one summer and continued on Saturdays when school resumed. Thank goodness I didn’t get asked to help the baker every day I worked.

I feel for you with the hot doughnuts.  I once worked the machine that puts the jam in Jammie Dodgers (a sort of English biscuit/cookie).  That wasn’t as fun as it sounds, either!

What book do you wish you’d written?  Best Laid Plans – An hysterical light read.

I’ll put that on my list!  What’s your happiest memory?  The night my husband and I shared our first kiss. I realized I was falling and falling hard.

Aaah!  Nice memory.  If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Dead – Hitler – ‘What the hell were you thinking?  Please tell me you have major regrets!’

Alive – Obama – If you hadn’t walked into such a mess, what would you have like to accomplish within the USA.

I wish he was Canadian – He would win an election up here without campaigning.

What would your superpower be, if you could choose one? Flying – I fly in my dreams. It’s pretty cool.

If you won twenty million in the lottery, what would you do with the money? I would take a small portion and spread it among family. They wouldn’t be able to quit work, but would be more comfortable.  With the bulk of the cash, I’d set up a trust fund, have it professionally managed, informing this person I want to see the financials quarterly and have designated charities, the Healing Cycle for one as the beneficiaries. That is Heather’s Dream.

What’s the most important lesson life has taught you?  Don’t be greedy and be careful what you ask for.  God has a sense of humour. Sometimes, a lot of the time his response to prayers isn’t what I had in mind.

And finally, please tell us about your latest book, where we can find it, and where we can find your blog/website

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Natasha’s Dream is not stand alone.  I leave the reader with unanswered questions. It’s a book about life, decisions and how actions can affect others. It’s about compassion, pride & values.  The book, the series can be read on different levels, making the reader think.

There are two different story lines.  Keeghan and William are a young, modern day couple.  Keeghan has an afternoon nap and in her dream where she meets the narrator Alexander.  He tells her a story of Natasha. A young woman who discovered life exists outside the walls of her home. She secretly rebels, but there are consequences.

Natasha’s Dream will be released in e-format on June 21st by MuseItUp Publishing, and will be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and othe rmajor e-tailers.  In the meantime, you can pre-order the book here in the Muse bookstore.

You can find Heather here on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/heather.greenis

Thanks for coming today, Heather, it’s been great getting to know you!  I’m looking forward very much to the release of Natasha’s Dream.

If you have any questions for Heather about her new novel, or about her lucid dreams, please let us know in the comments.  We always love to hear from you!

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17 thoughts on “Good to meet you…author Heather Greenis

  1. My very worst job was selling tickets for the Double Decker tours in Victoria. I was on my feet all day calling out, “City tours, Butchart Gardens. Get your tickets here.” I used to laugh at people who did that job before and thought it was the very lowest job a person could have, and there I was…
    I love Obama too and I dream about flying too. In my dreams, I can’t understand why no one else can fly. “It’s easy,” I say, then bend over and push up one leg at a time. Then, when I fly, it’s like I’m doing the breast stroke in water.

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  2. Wonderful interview, ladies. My worst job was working in the Sears warehouse in downtown Toronto in the mid ’70’s. No AC, pricing boxes and boxes of shoes standing on concrete floors and then taking the bus and subway crammed to the doors with people who had no idea what deodorant was. Summer in the city, yuck

    Nancy

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  3. Oh my gosh, I’m behind commenting. Thanks everyone for well wishes. Busy morning for me. I received the first version of my cover late last night. Some minor tweaking (I call it minor) but it has potential. As I signed onto the blog, the phone rang. I’ve sent a few emails to our local paper for some coverage. A reporter called, wanting to get together. They want to read a bit of my book and interview me. I’m over the moon. Three of the four books in my saga are under contract. Between all this, some friends are hosting a small book launch party for me. Woohoo. Shy and nervous, but excited, I launch in 10 days

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    1. Wow, that’s great about the local paper, Heather! And glad you have your cover, now. Can’t wait to see it. Thanks for a lovely interview, and keeping my fingers crossed for the release of Natasha’s Dream!

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  4. You have some funny comments.
    Suzanne, your comments about tickets brought back memories – The small town I grew up in had a huge two day event (they still do) every summer. One year while I was still in school, I sold programs for the event. I walked around outside yelling ‘programs’. A lot of the fans had a little refreshment before coming. They were in a good mood and generous with their tips. I had a blast, but that was only for two days, about 4 hours each. Great hourly rate!
    Along with flying, I’ve mastered breathing under water in my dreams. Down there with the fish.
    Nancy- horrid memories riding the subway and street cars in Toronto. A day at the EX and then plug your nose as we worked our way back to Yorkdale for the car.
    I do love visiting Toronto now. It’s an amazing city. Culture, incredible restaurants and excellent for ‘people watching’

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  5. Great interview Heather and Helena. Natasha’s Dream sounds really intriguing, good luck with it! You know, I never wondered about how they put jam into Jammie Dodgers before. Dipping the doughnuts into hot honey sounds horribly painful too. I guess it must put you off both doughnuts and honey for life!

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